caliente slocks – lyos january 2009

6 Jan

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Pattern: Caliente Slocks, by loutheperson

Yarn: Dream in Colour Classy (250 yds/114 g)

Needles: 5 mm DPNs

Comments: Designed with dreams of the heat of a far-off summer, these super easy slipper socks are designed to get you through the cold month of January! They are so quick and simple they are bound to take your mind off your hangover, however strong it is, without being too taxing on your post-Christmas New Year brain and will give you warm feet in just a couple of evenings.

They are knit from the toe up, so you can try them on as you go (or whenever the cold gets too much to bear). The cuff is worked in reverse and then turned inside out when completed, to fit snugly around the ankle. For added comfort and extra warmth, the pattern includes instructions on how to make an insole cover. The pattern is written for 5mm needles but without insole, use the smaller needle choice for a snugger fit.

‘Caliente’ is the Spanish word for hot, and I hope these slippers will brighten up your winter with a bit of Mediterranean sun — wrapped round your feet!

The ‘Caliente Slocks’ pattern is the fourth to be released under the Loumms Year of Socks. It is available on Ravelry as a free download. In the meantime, if you’d like to try it out you can download the pattern here.

Please note that while we’ve done our best to make sure there are no errors, we can’t guarentee there aren’t any. If you find something that looks amiss, get in touch! We’ll be posting updates if we find any, but we are always grateful for feedback of any sort.

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4 Responses to “caliente slocks – lyos january 2009”

  1. Tenna 7 January 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Your link for the caliente-slocks does not work. Please update it, and let me know that you’ve done so that I can download this sock pat.

    Love it, and have the orange sock yarn to do it with, I am so excited!

  2. loumms 7 January 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Hopefully that was just a WordPress glitch because they’re were both working fine when I tested them. If anyone else notices a problem, get in touch, please!!

  3. brokeknits 8 January 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    Gah! More socks! I need a 25-hour day to cope with all of the woolly goodness.

  4. loumms 8 January 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I know, apparently if we had an extra hour a day we would gain 12 days in a year. Imagine 12 days of solid knitting! or any thing for that matter. I think we should suggest it to someone who can help us, or better yet just add an extra hour to each day ourselves!

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